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In Mukul’s footsteps: Conrad to pursue project of replicating Times Square in Polo area

By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, April 04, 2018:

Few years ago, the then Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr Mukul Sangma proposed to turn one of Shillong’s commercial hubs — Polo into a Times Square like structure, a move which was highly appreciated by many but later criticized for the inability of the state government to transform this concept into a reality.

Two sisters sexually assaulted by two PHE workers in Tura

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, April 04, 2018: 

In yet another case of crime against children reported in Garo Hills, two sisters ( 7 and 8 years old) were allegedly sexually assaulted by two men — employees of the PHE department at Dakopgre PHE complex in Tura, West Garo Hills.

Congress worker allegedly assaulted by NPP MLA’s brother in Phulbari

By Our Reporter

Tura, April, 2028

Political rivalry in the Phulbari region seems to be getting uglier in the Phulbari region after another Congress worker was allegedly beaten up by the brother of the current NPP MLA from Phulbari, SG Esmatur Mominin.

The current allegation comes in the wake of a teacher who had supported the Congress candidate and former Speaker, AT Mondal, being assaulted to the extent of him being hospitalized though police later allowed the accused to be released on a bail bond.

An FIR was filed by one Shah Alam of Chibinang who, according to the FIR was shopping in the village when he was stopped by the brother of the MLA, Jelemur Islam Sarkar along with a group of NPP supporters who began to abuse and threaten him without any form of provocation.

“I had gone to the market to buy goods when he (Sarkar) and his friends came towards me and started abusing me and then assaulted me. He randomly beat me up all the while abusing me and asking as to why I worked with the Congress party. I was in mental shock and had injuries all over my body,” said the complainant.

The incident took place at about 12:10 pm on April 3 in the main Chibinang Market with the FIR being filed at the Phulbari PS in West Garo Hills.

Following the incident, the superintendent of police, WGH, Dr MGR Kumar has sought a full report on the matter from the Circle Inspector (CI) of Phulbari.

“I am awaiting details of his (CI) report before any action is initiated. We will get to the bottom of what happened and action will follow,” said Dr Kumar.

Meanwhile Congress workers, mostly in the Chibinang region of Phulbari have expressed anguish over the continued violence against them and the official inaction despite police complaints being filed.

“Politics is a choice and we chose to be with the Congress. We can’t understand as to why no action is being taken when our freedom to choose is being threatened. The situation for us is very bad as there is no one taking any action to stop this menacing acts of the NPP workers in the constituency,” said a Congress worker on the condition of anonymity.


30-yr old woman found murdered with throat slit in Khliehriat

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 4, 2018: 

In what could be termed as a tragic state of affairs in as far as safety and security of the women in the state is concerned, it has been reported that yet another woman was found murdered in her residence in Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district on Wednesday morning.

Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma invites President Kovind to visit the state

SHILLONG, April 4, 2018(TNN): Meeting President Ram Nath Kovind for the first time after taking over as as the chief minister, Conrad on Tuesday invited the first citizen of the country to visit Meghalaya.

Meghalaya: Education Minister vows to correct errors in MBoSE textbooks

SHILLONG, April 4, 2018: To check the factual misrepresentation in several MBoSE textbooks, Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui has directed an official of the Education department to provide him copies of the textbooks that are marred with such errors.
              “I will look into it and corrective measures will be taken so that students will not suffer,” he told reporters on Tuesday and maintained that such mistakes will “be the first and the last.”
              “We will look into every aspect of it,” he added.
               It may be mentioned that several organisations have raised a hue and cry over the factual misrepresentation of Khasi culture and tradition, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors in the textbooks.
Again, Rymbui said that the government would very soon appoint an efficient full-time Executive Chairman of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
              “For the last 2-3 years, we did not have a full-time Executive Chairman of MBoSE. The need of the hour is for MBoSE to have a full-time Executive Chairman,” he added.
Source: The Nagaland Post
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